Uganda

Our project is located at the existing Greenfield Nursery and Primary School in the rural Kabale district. The school is known for providing care to particularly disadvantaged students and is an institution of incredible local importance.

Robert AKAMPURIRA

UGANDA

Local Project Lead
I was born and raised in Hamurwa Town Council Rubanda District, southwestern Uganda. I went to Hamurwa Primary School for 7 years and after after to Bubaare secondary school for 4 years. Afterwards I attended college for 1 year, where my ambition was to become a teacher, but due to lack of school fees I was not able to finish my  studies and from  2009-2011 I worked with a photo Printing Company here in Kabale (Perfect Photo Lab). In 2012 I decided to start a Nursery and Primary School for needy children and orphans, because I personally grew up in a very poor family, a family where we did not always have both lunch and supper. I started this school because I know education is very important.

Robert AKAMPURIRA

UGANDA

Local Project Lead
I was born and raised in Hamurwa Town Council Rubanda district southwestern Uganda. I joined Hamurwa Primary school primary school for 7 years and after joined Bubaare secondary school for 4 years, after I joined college for 1 year  and my ambition was to become a teacher but due to lack of school fees I was not able to finish my  studies, from  2009-2011 i worked with a photo Printing Company here in Kabale (Perfect Photo Lab). In 2012 I decided to start a Nursery and Primary School for needy children and orphans, because I personally grown up in a very poor family, a family where it was a chance to have both lunch and supper, I started this school because I know education is very important.

The Greenfield Nursery and Primary School is located in the rural southwest of the country, above the road to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The region is forested and mountainous, and is known for its spectacular natural beauty. Run by our local partner Robert Akumpurira, approximately 170 young students are being educated here, on a secluded hillside. For many, this is their only opportunity at an education or access to reliable, warm meals.

The grounds at the moment consist of a cluster of brick and makeshift buildings made from timbers that accommodate several classrooms and a storeroom, with improvements occurring when possible. Fully connecting electricity to the site is a priority, and finishing existing structures to make them more resilient from the elements is being planned.  

Beyond simply completing existing structures, we plan to expand the site considerably, with new classroom spaces, as well as modern toilets, staff accommodations and a kitchen. Recognizing the schools position as a forum for the local community and the families of the students it serve, vocational training spaces and workshops are a key element of the future of our involvement.

Currently in the planning phase step 1

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2020/21

Student count

250
total number of students

Monthly operating costs

€ 2,200
food, learning materials, wages

Capital expenditure

€ 1,600
planning and initial investment

Estimate for Total Capital and Operating Expenditures through 2026

€ 287,000

*Figures are subject to change over time. We expect total expenditure estimates to become more clear as we move from covering immediate monthly running costs and begin the formal planning and development process for each project.
170
Student count
total number of students

2020/21

€ 2,200
Monthly operating costs
food, learning materials, wages
€ 1,600
Capital expenditure
planning and initial investment
Estimate for Total Capital and Operating Expenditures through 2026
€ 287,000
*Figures are subject to change over time. We expect total expenditure estimates to become more clear as we move from covering immediate monthly running costs and begin the formal planning and development process for each project.

IMMEDIATE goals:

Continue to provide food, firewood, educational materials and pay teaching staff. The pandemic has proved particularly challenging with regards to daily nutrition for the students and their families, and we’re in close contact with Robert to make sure urgent needs are met.

Medium & LONG term goals:

Build additional school buildings, including a kitchen, toilets and accommodations for teachers. Capitalizing on the schools location, vocational training would provide the skills needed to participate in the regions emerging tourism industry.

future plans

Each project will be held to the ambitious standards laid out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on becoming centers of continuing education and economic opportunity. Ultimately this site would be financially self-sustaining and capable of operating after our active involvement has come to a close.

We aim to be the engine for funding, as well as the facilitator and professional guidance behind worthy development projects that have sincere ambitions of improving the lives of those involved.